The Things That Are Caesar’s – Employing Justice to Render Unto Caesar

December 5, 2011

The question then becomes, What is it that we owe to Caesar? What kind of obligations do we have toward the political community to which we belong and the government that guides and directs it?

The Common Good: State Identity and the Cultivation of Virtue

November 5, 2011

The common good is essentially a moral good, which is to say that it is a good which, once established and faithfully adhered to, enables the members of a political community, the citizens of a state, to live virtuous lives.

Spiritual, But Not Religious – Distinction, or Rationalization?

June 1, 2011

A popular distinction is stating you are not “religious,” but you are “spiritual.” How is this distinction to be understood, from the point of view of those who propound it and presumably guide their lives by it?

Immanentism: Catholicism and Religious Experience, by D.Q. McInerny, Ph.D.

April 5, 2011

How do we define God’s immanence? The immanence of God refers to the fact that He is present in a very special way in everyone who is in the state of sanctifying grace.

Rights (vs Responsibilities) – Natural Rights vs Civil Rights

December 5, 2009

I can’t have it both ways. If I want my rights to be honored, then I must honor the rights of others; that is, I must acknowledge my responsibilities toward others, and live up to them.

Pragmatism by D.Q. McInerny, Ph.D.

August 9, 2009

From the August, 2009 Newsletter. Practicality is an admirable quality to many, but can be a false and destructive philosophy on life.